When we think about who owns the media in this country and controls the major political parties, the Common Core hoax becomes clearer.
And it is how thousands of school districts in the nation got hoodwinked on a curriculum less rigorous than what many had in place before the Common Core Learning Standards stealthily popped out it seems from no where.
"...Stealth is not a good strategy for pursuing fundamental, sustainable change to 100,000 schools educating 50 million other people's children. "
Yet it is what the main media had engaged in a conspiracy to allow the corporate influence of the curriculum.
This allowed the switch to the Common Core one less rigorous than what many public schools had in place in the nation before the corporate and government complicity to stealthy change it,
"In 2011, the number of mentions increased to 2,313. In 2012, it more than tripled to 7,800--when the issue had already been settled in most states. Last year, in 2013, the media discovered the Common Core, with 26,401 mentions--or more than ten times the number of stories from 2009 and 2010 combined. "
Yet, "in 1999, when fewer than 30,000 students were enrolled in voucher programs, there were more stories written about vouchers than were written about the Common Core in 2009, 2010, and 2011combined (when states enrolling more than 41 million students signed on). "
"The standards were rarely covered even as states prepared to alter instruction for tens of millions of students. Now, the media has been making up for lost time."
The information cited on this blog piece came from Rick Hess article March 2014 for Education Week "Did the press do its due diligence on the Common Core?"